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Phormium Yellow Wave | New Zealand Flex 'Yellow Wave' - 90-120cm, 10lt

Phormium Yellow Wave | New Zealand Flex 'Yellow Wave' - 90-120cm, 10lt

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Phormium Tenax ‘Yellow Wave’, or New Zealand Flex 'Yellow Wave', is a robust, clump-forming, evergreen perennial with elegant, leathery, long, strap-shaped, arching leaves, striped lime green, butter-yellow and creamy-white, and tubular, yellow flowers on long, upright stems. Does not flower until fully mature. New Zealand Flex 'Yellow Wave' is adaptable to a wide range of soils, including poor ones, but doesn’t like too wet or waterlogged. It thrives in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils, in full sun to partial shade. It is tolerant of salt and drought, therefore, perfect for coastal areas. It can withstand cold, but frost can damage the foliage. It should be protected from harsh winter winds. Dead or damaged leaves should be removed in spring to keep the plant neat. Generally, disease-free. Phormium Tenax ‘Yellow Wave’ is a wonderful ornamental plant, prefect a specimen or accent plant in coastal, cottage, urban and rock and gravel gardens. Great for beds and borders and for growing in containers.
  • Common Name

    New Zealand Flex 'Yellow Wave'

  • Family


  • Type

    evergreen perennial

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    New Zealand

  • Flower

    tubular, yellow flowers

  • Foliage

    leathery, long, strap-shaped, arching leaves, striped lime green, butter-yellow and creamy-white

  • Maturation period

    10–20 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit

clump forming

Preferred Location


West–facing or East–facing or South–facing or North–facing, exposed or sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral, full sun, partial shade

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained, well–drained

Growing Period




all year



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During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

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